Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Save public libraries

The Mirror is reporting today the threat to public libraries from the ConDem government's proposals to get shops, charities and volunteers to run them. NUJ Deputy General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet has stepped in to support the campaign to save our libraries. We're working with Unison to oppose library closures.

Wirral recently closed 11 of its 23 libraries and closures are happening all over the place. Spending on books is already massively down before the latest round of cuts. If these plans go ahead another 1000 could go. Time to unite library staff and users to save public libraries.

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